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Asian jailed in Dubai for smuggling heroin in tea bags

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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 21-year-old Asian visitor to court for trafficking over a kilogramme of heroin hidden in tea bags into the UAE.

Official records indicate that a switched-on customs officer suspected the defendant's moves the moment he arrived at the security-check area.

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The excessive weight of the defendant’s bag made the official suspicious and he immediately ordered for a search.

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After searching the bag, the officer found black plastic bags filled with a brown substance wrapped carefully inside three tea bags.

The brown substance was later identified as heroin.

Accordingly, the defendant was immediately transferred to the Dubai Police’s Anti-Narcotic Department, where he was detained and referred to the criminal court.

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